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  • The actor opens up about lying to his ex-girlfriend and former ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ co-star Emma Stone about his participation in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’
  • The actress had asked Garfield if he was going to be in the film and the actor said, ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about’
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  • WHO chief says despite Omicron’s relative mildness, ‘no country is out of the woods yet’
  • The health agency stresses that existing vaccines are still effective severe illness from Covid-19 but there needs to be more equitable access to jabs globally
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  • Former top athletes are being recruited to teach sports classes as schools reduce emphasis on academic
  • The fitness revamp is aimed at capitalising on enthusiasm for sport ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics as well as concerns over existing education system’s link to obesity, nearsightedness and stress
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  • Hong Kong Life on Palm said it received more than 60 inquiries from hamster owners about giving up their pets in the hours after the announcement
  • A top veterinary scholar called the move ‘super harsh,’ while the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it was ‘shocked and concerned’
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  • American International School has been a partner of Operation Santa Claus for more than 15 years, raising over HK$123,000
  • Such charity initiatives teach students that the need to give back is part of being a responsible citizen, says Anita Simpson, head of the school
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  • English is a strange language, with many weird phrases and unusual grammar rules to follow, so we can’t blame you for getting confused
  • Whatever you do, don’t nip something in the butt - you will probably get in trouble
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  • Pet shops and owners told to hand over any hamsters bought since December 22
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of a possible outbreak arising from the Delta case and a cluster linked to a Yau Ma Tei quarantine hotel
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  • Hong Kong’s Consumer Council tested the DNA of 10 types of meatballs and found that none of them contained a trace of crustacean
  • They also found that out of 20 beef and beef tendon balls tested, only seven were found to contain 100 per cent cow DNA – the rest had pig and chicken parts
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  • One term explains how to help lazy readers catch up on the news, while another says ‘pics or it didn’t happen’
  • It’s so annoying when people speak Martian language
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  • Chau Tin-yu was left permanently bedridden following a medical mishap, and her father runs a Facebook page updating people on her condition
  • The six-year-old blinked her eyes and tried to turn her head when she heard the Mirror member’s song ‘Saying I Love You With My Mouth Covered’
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  • Secondary students at Tai Kwong Hilary College put on talent show, dress casual to raise money for Operation Santa Claus
  • School principal says fundraiser great opportunity to teach power of kindness after tough years of pandemic
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  • Marine pollution is a serious problem in the city, and one that can be difficult to see
  • A harbour observation tour held by the HSBC Clean Waterways Programme allowed students to see the issue first-hand and learn what they could do to help
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  • Kevin Cheung is an environmentalist and product designer who turns rubbish into laptop sleeves, wallets, electronics and more
  • He hopes to one day achieve a zero-waste lifestyle and teach others how to live more sustainably
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  • As the city faces its fifth wave of Covid-19 cases, the government has reimposed some of its strictest social-distancing rules
  • The food and drink industry, as well as the fitness sector say many businesses may not be able to weather the latest restrictions and closures
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